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The Federation of Earlswood Schools

School Development Plan 2017-2018: In a Nutshell


We have high expectations of all our children both socially and academically. We place great emphasis on personal, social and emotional development by fostering caring attitudes, thoughtfulness, mutual respect, self-discipline and self-confidence. We aim to develop each child as an individual, nurturing their strengths and talents. We give our pupils responsibility and believe that they should be encouraged to do their best in a positive, hard working learning environment. We place a strong emphasis on creativity and ensuring that our pupils enjoy learning and have fun.


Priority 1:

Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment  

  • Ofsted judges both schools as ‘Good’. However, we have a number of teachers new to the profession or still in the early stages of their career and it is important to ensure that they continue to develop best practice.

  • We need to ensure that children are given the opportunity to respond to marking and improve their learning.

  • We need to continue to develop our assessment without levels.

  • We want children to develop their reading stamina and foster an enjoyment in reading.

  • Engage in research and identify successful pedagogy in the teaching of maths through working with the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics (NCETM).


Priority 2:

Gap Closing 

  • Although improvements have been made, there continues to be a gap in attainment between disadvantaged children and other children.

  • Engage more effectively with parents of disadvantaged children.

  • More targeted support through 1-1 and small group tuition to accelerate progress.

  • Our SEND children need to make accelerated progress, we therefore need to ensure that learning is accessible to all.



The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.